No-trust motion: Opposition establishes legal committee, jacks up security of members

By Muhammad JuniadPublished On 06 Jan 2023
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  • Opposition parties have created WhatsApp groups and a legal committee to protect their members.
  • Group leaders are in communication with their members and receiving updates on their whereabouts and movements.
  • Members are instructed to restrict their movements and avoid overseas travel until the no-confidence resolution voting.

The opposition parties have created WhatsApp groups and a legal committee to protect their members and secure their participation during the vote on a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, The News reported on Wednesday. 

According to sources, the opposition parties have created several online groups and a legal committee to protect their legislators as they submitted the motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Imran Khan. 

According to details, group leaders from the PML-N, PPP, and JUI-F are in communication with their members and receiving updates on their whereabouts and movements.

The sources said that each party has its own WhatsApp group, where members were required to send updates, including live locations. "The opposition parties would also establish a centralized WhatsApp group where members would regularly send updates and engage with one another." 

They stated that the lawmakers have been told to immediately notify their individual group leader if they have any fear of being kidnapped by any government department or agency.

“In such situation, the members of Ansar-ul-Islam of JUI-F will provide the MNAs round-the-clock security, as the Ohad termed the protection of their members is a top priority and some more measures will further be taken,” the sources said. 

They said that opposition members have also been advised to contact their respective group leaders immediately if they receive a phone call from particular quarters. According to them, opposition members were instructed to restrict their movements and avoid overseas travel until the no-confidence resolution voting.

The legal committee, it is said, will provide quick legal assistance to any opposition member arrested.